Contemporary dance is an oral tradition: its languages, practices and ideas are transmitted and developed through the live exchange of artists on a daily basis. A clear philosophy, flowing from the notion of a dance artist who is continuously exploring, questioning and extending his/her practice and approach, underlies ID’s programme and influences the range of classes and artists invited to lead and contribute to it. A continuity of respected British-based teachers, supplemented by leading international artists, lies at the centre of our programming ethos.

Read more about the Morning Class for professionals and the open-level Monday Night Improvisation.
Download a copy of the ID summer 2020 brochure.

The Independent Dance programme is open to disabled and non-disabled dance artists. Our work is not based on a normative view of the human body, and we strive at all times to create a context where artists with disabilities work as equal participants. We learn about this continually from the artists with whom we work. For practical information about access in the studios click here.

Here is the Spring 2020 programme:

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Morning Class

13 – 17 Jan         Charlie Morrissey*
20 – 24 Jan         Amy Voris*
27 – 31 Jan         Caroline Scott*
3 – 7 Feb             Kirsty Alexander*
10 – 14 Feb         Lauren Potter
17 – 21 Feb         Janine Harrington & Elisa Vassena 
24 – 28 Feb         Lizzy Le Quesne
2 – 6 Mar            Carolyn Roy
9 – 13 Mar          Sophie Arstall
16 – 20 Mar        Sung Im Her
23 – 27 Mar        Beatrice Allegranti

*Please note MA Embodied Practice classes tend to fill quickly; arrive early to ensure a spot.

More about Morning Class 

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Monday Night Improvisation

13 Jan                  Robert Anderson
20 Jan                  Rebecca Mackenzie
27 Jan                  Alex Crowe
3 Feb                   Kate Brown
10 Feb                 Riccardo Buscarini
17 Feb                 Jessica Lerner
24 Feb                 Thomas Kampe
2 Mar                  Zoë Solomons
9 Mar                  Rosalie Wahlfrid
16 Mar                Adriana Pegorer
23 Mar                Andrew Downes

More about Monday Night Improvisation

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About the classes

Our classes provide a continuity of provision for artists whose employment, even at the height of their careers is often sporadic, and an opportunity for non-dance artists to experience the improvisational approaches used by many of the leading dance artists in the UK.

Our regular programme aims to go beyond the maintenance of physical condition and technical skill, to promote mindful and efficient practice and to embrace a holistic approach to participants’ ongoing development as expressive and creative artists.

This philosophy extends beyond dance artists’ creative practice into the wider spheres of interaction, collaboration and innovative approaches to the management of portfolio careers as performers, teachers, viewers and creators of work.